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Student Tuition Now Outweighs State Funding At Public Colleges

From 2003 to 2012, state funding decreased by 12 percent overall while median tuition rose 55 percent across all public colleges," the General Accountability Office says.
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U.S. Credit Cards Tackle Fraud With Embedded Chips, But No PINs

The nation's biggest banks are leaning toward a new credit card security system that will rely on embedded chips and signatures rather than PINs. But critics say the PIN-and-chip system is superior.
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Prosecutors Say Tools For Hiding Online Hinder Cybercrime Crackdowns

Advocates say tools that cloak online identities are needed to protect activists. Prosecutors say they hinder efforts to police all kinds of crime, from child pornography to illegal gun sales.
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Low Gas Prices Give SUV Sales A Boost, But Automakers Take Long View

U.S. auto manufacturers have learned from the last crash and become more nimble, an industry expert says — so when oil prices rise again, they quickly will return to building more hybrids.
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Same-Sex Marriages Start In Florida

Florida courts are making last-minute preparations as the state prepares on Tuesday to become the 36th in the nation to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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Tsarnaev Defense Attorney Has Long History With High-Profile Cases

Melissa Block talks to criminal lawyer Jonathan Shapiro about Judy Clarke, one of the defense attorneys representing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
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Potential Jurors Screened For Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Potential jurors were screened on Monday to decide the fate of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He faces 30 federal counts of murder and terrorism.
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Republican Majorities Should Give Boehner More Breathing Room

We've heard a lot about how the new Republican majorities in Congress are historic in size. But just how big are they by historical standards and what difference does the size of the majority make?
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De Blasio And NYPD Commisioner Tout Lower Crime, Amid Tensions

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton are touting a decrease in almost all categories of crime in the city in 2014. The praise for the New York Police Department comes amid tensions between city hall and the NYPD's rank and file. It comes a day after hundreds of officers again turned their backs on the mayor at the funeral for one of their own.
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From Foster Care To Freshman Year

Aging out of foster care and into college is a difficult transition that few make successfully. Now, a few states, including Michigan, are trying to change that.

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